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Q: forgotten password for my windows 8, local account

I can't get past my login forgot my password

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Preferred Solution: forgotten password for my windows 8, local account

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A: forgotten password for my windows 8, local account

We don't provide help here with a password-protected computer because we have no way of knowing the real intent of the person who is trying to access it. Sorry!

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I have forgotten my password for my local account to login to Windows 10. I have tried to reset but every time I am told there is not enough disk space to continue. Because I cannot login I cannot change the free disk space on the device. I have also tried to reboot to recovery drive but keep getting error message. Help - I cannot access my PC at all.

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hi all, i have a problem which i cant solve myself i need advise and steps on how to fix this.

I have an administrator account ( full access ) and a guest account ( cant access to anything which requires administrator password) on my comp.
So i have 2 accounts but now i have forgotten the password for my administrator account .i can only access to guest account which i cant do anything without an administrator password.Is there anyway that i can get into my main administrator account and disable or change the account password?i cant do that with guest account.Anyone can help?
pls help me out as i am running out of ways to fix this.

A:forgotten password for windows vista's administrator account

Hello Zenv, and welcome to Vista Forums.

You can use the reset disc that you create in METHOD THREE in the tutorial below to reset the password.

Reset User Account Password

OR

You could also try the option in this tutorial below to reset the password.

Password Reset - Windows 7 Forums

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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Hi, my machine is a Asus X550c supplied with W 8 and upgraded to 8.1. After a period of frustration with MS account login I successfully reverted to a local password. Foolishly I did not create a password reset disc though I do have a Windows recovery drive. How can I regain access to my laptop without doing a factory reset? I am new to this forum so I hope I have given all the info you need within rambling too much:-)

Thankx in anticipation.

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I have been using my fingerprint to access my notebook for more than 3 years. Now, I would like to change my local password as I am afraid that my fingerprint scanner will not work later. How can I do this? I do not have a password reset disk? Please help. Thanks!

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Hi! I logged my son's laptop (Asus with Windows 8.1) out of Microsoft online and created an offline (local access) account for myself with password (and set hint), as well as pin. I did not wrote down password, in a moment of weakness, but was sure the hint would jog my memory right. We have used the laptop with my pin for 2 weeks. All good. Until my son clicked on an update which failed...I'm guessing because it was offline....Next day I came to use it, the log on screen showed my local access credentials asking for a password (no option to switch to pin) but the hint was for my son's Microsoft Online account password. As you can imagine, I don't have a disk for resetting. I educated myself on multiple forums on getting to the Command Prompt to attempt password reset...but, another problem is that in no way I can get the Command Prompt screen. From advanced settings, when I click on command prompt, it takes me right back to the log on screen. I am completely stuck and would appreciate any help you can provide.
I mainly don't understand why the wrong hint for password is displayed! Thanks!

A:local access forgotten password; wrong hint

Hello,
You can create a reset disk anytime without third party software.

First open control panel,
Then search for "User Accounts",
Then click "Create a password reset disk" on the left pane.
Now follow instruction and insert USB or CD to create a reset disk.

Next, follow this tutorial.
Password Reset Disk - Reset User Account Password in Windows 8

Cheer!

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I'm sure this gets asked a lot, but I can't find exactly what I'm looking for.

A few months ago, my mom bought a laptop from Dell. She set it up with 2 local accounts, with her as the only admin account, and now she's forgotten the password.

All the information I've found requires you to either have made a password recovery disk, or have a windows recovery disk. Her computer didn't even come with the windows recovery disk, so she has neither. I can still log into the second account, but it's not admin so I can't do anything.

Losing the data on the computer is fine at this point; she didn't really have much, and I can backup what she did have. But again, I don't have a recovery disk so I'm not sure what to do.

Thanks for any help!

A:Windows Local Account lost password

Welcome to the forum. We cant help cracking passwords but if its a dell you normally have either a recovery partition or an option to create dvds what is model number?

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I can't log in to my computer because I forgot my password. I didn't set up a Microsoft account, so I only have the local account. I'm really stuck! If anyone has a solution for me, I would appreciate it so much!

Thank you so much!

A:Forgot Windows login password, only have a local account

This is a tough one unless you made a password recovery disk, had a MS account or have another user account. Ways of making another user account you will need a Windows 10 installation disk to boot from. Other option is to call MS or reinstall windows.

http://www.howtogeek.com/222262/how-...in-windows-10/

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I created a password on my son's computer a couple of months ago in an attempt to force him to study for the SATs. I promised to give his computer back after he takes the SATs (and do well on them, of course), and he has recently taken them this past Saturday. Regrettably, I have forgotten the password to his account, and there is no other account on his computer other than a guest account available for use. The guest account seems utterably useless when it comes to recovering passwords. Is there any way to recover his password?
Any help on this matter is greatly appreciated.

A:Forgotten password on admin's account..

Hello Jaiesun, and welcome to Vista Forums.

Method Three in this tutorial can help you reset the password.

Reset User Account Password

Shawn

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Heya, after not using my latop for a year Ive forgotten my passwrod now Ive come to use it
Ive looked on my windows CD & I can find anything to help me
Am I going to have to buy a new hard drive & install windows again?
 

A:Ive forgotten my administrator account password :(

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I have a Dell laptop that I only use when I travel and I have forgotten the password for my Windows user account. Is there a way to access my account and reset the password?

Thanks.
 

A:Forgotten User Account Password

Yes there is but unfortunately there is not a way that can be given here at TSG....

Please read the rules:

http://www.techguy.org/rules.html
 

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Hi

I have forgotten my windows user account password and after a few unsuccessful attempts the account is now locked. Is there a way to bypass this without the cd? (running on windows vista business)

I have got slacko puppy from previous problem if that helps.

My laptop is a Toshiba Satellite Pro A300

A:User Account Password forgotten

Here is one solution: Offline Windows Password & Registry EditorThis is a utility to reset the password of any user that has a valid local account on your Windows system.Supports all Windows from NT3.5 to Win7, also 64 bit and also the Server versions (like 2003 and 2008)You do not need to know the old password to set a new one.It works offline, that is, you have to shutdown your computer and boot off a CD or USB disk to do the password reset.Will detect and offer to unlock locked or disabled out user accounts!

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Hello:
Today I created a password different from the one I usually use for my laptop. I was even able to confirm it but when it came down to write it again I couldn't remember it. I used a word and a set of numbers (I think 4 numbers) the problem is: I don't remember what those numbers where. I wasn't focused enough because people were talking to me at the office. I have tried with what I thought I wrote and it doesn't work so I can't use my computer. What can I do? At work I use my personal computer and the IT takes care of other computers...I don't know what to do other than keep trying combinations of numbers...HELP ME!
 

A:forgotten part of password to admin account

Does IT also have an admin account on your PC? If so, they can change your password for you. Also, there is also the "Administrator" account. Again, if IT knows that password, they can reset your password for you.
 

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Here is the story. I will try to be calm (the temptation to throw the laptop on the wall is great now).

Last time I use my win8 laptop was one year ago while I was on vacation.

Since then I changed my live account password at least 4-5 times (I keep forgetting it and I use the phone reset password quite often).

I also changed my internet provider and the wifi network name and password also changed.

So basically everything has changed since my last connection.

When I try to connect, it asks me for the last password I used to connect to this PC...and I don't remember it...I tried 5-6 different possibilities without success.

Now on the main screen (before the login screen) there is the wifi icon with an asterisks telling me that it detected new wifi networks.

Fine, I will connect to my wifi and it will ask for my most recent password...right ?
Now how do I do that ?
It seems that there is no way to connect to a new wifi network from the login screen...
I tried everything and clicked everywhere on the login screen ...nothing related to the wifi...except the wifi detection icon that does nothing when you click on it.

Tell me this is not the case and I'm missing something...

This is really frustrating.

P.S.
My laptop has no ethernet port so I can not connect with a wire

A:Connect to WIFI with forgotten account password ?

Have you try to connect wifi wtih smartphone?

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Have Windows XP and had only one account name to log in. Can't remember password. I assume the only way I can get back in is either:
1. Reload windows and start over (unless disc allows me to jump to setting User up), or
2. I've heard there is other software one can use to reveal password or get around it?

pete
 

A:Solved: User account password forgotten

If you are the System administrator you can start another account Control Panel > User Accounts Otherwise --- ???
 

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Big problem easily solved you may be thinking but...... All I have to work on is a normal users account with NO priviledges.

I cannot logon via ctrl-alt del del route as administrator as I get unable to logon becuase of an account restriction.

I cannot logon as administrator in safe mode. I get an error which flashes too quickly to be seen. I've tried to press Pause key but no use. All I can see is 0x8??????????? This is the same for all safe modes.

I cannot edit any registry settings. Values cannot be changed.

I cannot use control userpasswords2 as I am not an administrator.

I've tried using XP home install CD to repair but cannot get the laptop to boot from CD ROM despite changing BIOS settings. I've also tried a few password recovery tools but again, cannot boot from CD.

This is driving me mad and I refuse to be beaten. Can anone suggest any other route I may have missed or advise how to get the laptop to boot from CD so I can at least attempt to use the recover option on the boot cd?
 

A:Forgotten win xp home users admin account password

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This is the problem I've been dealing with for quite a while. When I try to find a program that resets the password (I used the Password Reset Disk from another computer, didn't work.) I always get a message that I need the administrator password.

So... Help?

A:Forgotten Admin Password, Only Have Access To Guest Account

Bump...

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So, I have been working on my neighbor's computer. She doesn't want a password to log in to her computer. Is there a way that I can disable the password upon login. This is on a local account.

A:User Account Password on Local Account

Jesse, have a look here

Log On User Account Automatically at Windows 8 Startup

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Hi,

I have linked my Windows 10 app store to a BT provided email address. After rebooting it has asked me to login. It has changed my local account from my name to my BT email address and asking for a password. This is not my normal password and has seemed to link my BT account within the Microsoft environment and assigned it a password. I now cannot log in to my PC. Any Ideas anyone? I have spoken to Microsoft about 15 times and just keep getting passed around. I have tried resetting the password via Microsoft but it fails every time. Any way i can switch to log in locally via my old password?

Thanks

A:Local Account Password changed

Hello and welcome to Ten Forums

I'm guessing you do not have a recovery disk and backup of your system or any restore points set because that would be the easiest way to get back to where you were.

I suggest you boot into safe mode from where you can create a new local account. Next time you login you can choose that local account and then copy over the files that you need from your old account that has got messed up. Once you have everything back you can then delete the original account.

Some tutorials that will help you through the process:

Boot to advanced startup options (use option 2 from the power icon on the Login page)

Boot into safe mode
Add a new user account
- make sure it is a local account

Re-start and you should be able to login to this new user account. Your personal files will still be associated with your previous account but you can copy them from the C:\users\other username

Once you have got your new account to your liking you can delete the old one which got semi-converted to a Microsoft account - see here
Hope this all works out for you.

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Someone Help Me??? During the Local account changing process(From Microsoft Account). I have changed my username from existing one to new one and i leave the password fields as empty. After the completing the process. i restarted my laptop and i try to re-login. Now password required to Login. Kindly help us to further proceed.

A:Local Account - Password Required

Hello and welcome!

If you left the password field empty then you simply need to hit enter instead of typing anything in the password box.

I am assuming you converted your Microsoft account to a local one by clicking on "Sign in with a local account instead" in Settings -> Accounts. If you did it in some other way perhaps you can explain.

Do you see any other user accounts showing up bottom left when you try to login?

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Hi,
My friend bought a computer from auction a couple of years ago, it was running Windows 7 and he never needed a password when booting.
About 6 weeks ago his computer updated to Windows 10 and now asks for a password at login, he doesn't know it nor understand the "Hint".

I tried following a workaround online which hasn't worked and did the following but not sure how to reverse:
"
move d:\windows\system32\utilman.exe d:\windows\system32\utilman.exe.bak

copy d:\windows\system32\cmd.exe d:\windows\system32\utilman.exe"

Any help much appreciated
 

A:Lost password on local account

Sorry, per the forum rules we do not assist with bypassing passwords: https://forums.techguy.org/help/rules/
 

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After a power glitch, Windows did not recognize my local password anymore
Although I have been able to login using my Microsoft account password, I would like to be able to login locally again.
How to achieve that? I have only found ways to reset the Microsoft account password, not the local Windows password.

A:Reset Local Account Password

Hello pstrg,

If you like, you could use an option in a tutorial below while signed in to your Microsoft account on your PC to reset or change your local account password.

Password of User Account - Reset in Windows 10

Password of User Account - Change in Windows 10

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Hello -
I have been using a local (non-microsoft) account to sign in to my laptop. I set a four digit pin a few months ago because it's easier to remember and use - however - I have forgotten my actual password. A month or so ago, I attempted to use the 'netplwiz' feature to reset it and was asked to re-start the computer. After doing so - my account was not accessible and I ended up using the recovery tool and rolled it back to prior state.

My question is - How can I reset my password without this happening again? Do I need to use the built-in admin account? The 'netplwiz' tool will not allow me to reset as the 'reset password' button is greyed out. The only other account that exists on my laptop is the 'built-in' admin account. So, should I log out, and log back in to the built-in, or create a 'new user' account? I just don't want to lose everything under my account. I was wanting to change to a 'Microsoft' account, but was asked to enter my 'old' password (which I'm guessing is my local account password), and I don't have it - only the four-digit pin.

Any help would be great! If additional information is needed, I'll be happy to provide! Thanks!!

Lisa

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Windows cannot remove the password. Password and/or account policies require the account to have a password

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Dear all,
I am currently based in London. I have an issue with a staff's laptop based in Africa. We built the laptop and shipped it to them. As part of the build we put on our standard administrator account and then made a local account as they are not connected to our domain.

The user in this Africa office changed the local password of his account and now can't remember it therefore making the PC unable to be logged into. I do not want to tell him our administrator password because it's the same for all our PCs worldwide. I have researched many things to try and connect to the PC but it is now possible.

I have tried:

1. Browsing to the machine from another pc on the network using explroer and I can see the C Drive.
2. I tried running this command but I just keep getting error 1219: net use \\pcname\ipc$ /usercname\administrator *
3. RDP will not work, it just won't connect.
4. The PC I am using is Windows 8 home edition and not business which I notice is a problem as computer management does not have users and groups it appears. The remote pc is Windows 7 Enterperise.

So at the moment I just have a laptop that is stuck at the login screen.

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Hi Friends,

I'm working on a Dell Laptop that has Windows 8.1 on it. User can't remember his password. I've tried at least 5 different various tools to get in, and all of them either don't see the drive, or see the drive but see no accounts, or give me error messages when I try to use net user to reset the password from outside the OS.

Please assist!

Apologies if this is the wrong sub-forum to post this in.

Thank you!
James

A:Trying to Get Into Local Account, User Lost Password

Sorry, but our forum rules do not allow us to assist with password related matters as we have no way of checking the validity of the request, this is not any sort of accusation, and we hope you will understand our reasons

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Dear all,
I am currently based in London. I have an issue with a staff's laptop based in Africa. We built the laptop and shipped it to them. As part of the build we put on our standard administrator account and then made a local account as they are not connected to our domain.

The user in this Africa office changed the local password of his account and now can't remember it therefore making the PC unable to be logged into. I do not want to tell him our administrator password because it's the same for all our PCs worldwide. I have researched many things to try and connect to the PC but it is now possible.

I have tried:

1. Browsing to the machine from another pc on the network using explroer and I can see the C Drive.
2. I tried running this command but I just keep getting error 1219: net use \\pcname\ipc$ /usercname\administrator *
3. RDP will not work, it just won't connect.
4. The PC I am using is Windows 8 home edition and not business which I notice is a problem as computer management does not have users and groups it appears. The remote pc is Windows 7 Enterperise.

So at the moment I just have a laptop that is stuck at the login screen.

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When Windows 8.1 is logged in to my Microsoft account, I'll have to use the same password as when I log in to my Outlook account. Unfortunately for me, I use a password manager to help me remind my passwords. The disadvantage of this is that my Microsoft Password is a random string of 16 characters. That is not something you want to type every time you log on to your pc. Is there any way to use a local password when logged in to your Microsoft account?

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I have ran the test 3 times and have made the appropriate corrections. However, it keeps looking at my Microsoft Account and states the error code 8646. How can I fix this on my system? I am running Win10.
Thank you, in advance for your help.

P.S.
This is a class assignment as well.

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I must create a roughly a dozen LOCAL accounts on a MS Surface Pro 3 running Windows 8.1 that is shared in a workplace. The workplace has a Windows 2003 Server and a domain; the Surface is in the domain and known in the Active Directory.
I would like to create each account with a dummy password, and require the user to change the password immediately on first login.

How do I do that? Is the technique for Windows 10 the same?

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Hello together,
i got a serious problem.
In our environment the MBSA checks each week our servers. Since some weeks there is an error (error 1265) while checking the local passwords.
MBSA runs local on each system (no remote).
The systems are "Windows Server 2008 R2" with all updates installed.
Any idead how to fix this?
You can find a picuture of the problem here: http://www.directupload.net/file/d/4478/ip3h9gd7_png.htm
Best Regards

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Hi Everyone,

I have a laptop computer which normally connects just fine to our Domain. However today the laptop came up with the message "The trust relationship between this computer and the primary domain has failed". I have Googled the issue and quickly discovered a fix provided by Microsoft. The fix involves logging onto the computer using a local user account (as opposed to a Domain account), leaving the Domain and then re-adding the laptop to the Domain.

Trust Relationship Between Workstation and Domain Fails

My challenge is that I simply cannot log onto the computer as a local user. Initially I didn't even know the name of the local user account, so to get around this I removed the hard drive from the laptop, plugged it into an external drive bay and using Windows Explorer discovered all of the User Profiles on the computer.

I now know the name of a viable local user account, however I still do not know the password for this account. I ran Trinity Rescue Kit in an effort to reset the Windows password for this account however unfortunately I can only see Domain user accounts listed in Trinity. If anybody knows how to use Trinity to reset a local user account whilst a computer is a Domain member can you please let me know?

Alternatively if anybody knows of another method that will enable me to logon as the local computer administrator please share your wisdom?

Any help will be greatly appreciated.

Kind Regards,

Davo

A:Trying to reset local account password whilst computer is a Domain member

Sorry Davo, we do not assist with password cracking, hacking.
http://www.techsupportforum.com/foru...ork&page=rules


Quote:




You may not ask for assistance with any deemed illegal activities such as but NOT restricted to the following::software pirating
hacking
password cracking
keystroke recording software
assistance with accessing copyrighted software programs
Leeching on private or public WiFi/Broadband connections







Please contact your network's system administrator for assistance with this

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Hi Everyone,

I have a laptop computer which normally connects just fine to our Domain. However today the laptop came up with the message "The trust relationship between this computer and the primary domain has failed". I have Googled the issue and quickly discovered a fix provided by Microsoft. The fix involves logging onto the computer using a local user account (as opposed to a Domain account), leaving the Domain and then re-adding the laptop to the Domain.

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/162797

My challenge is that I simply cannot log onto the computer as a local user. Initially I didn't even know the name of the local user account, so to get around this I removed the hard drive from the laptop, plugged it into an external drive bay and using Windows Explorer discovered all of the User Profiles on the computer.

I now know the name of a viable local user account, however I still do not know the password for this account. I ran Trinity Rescue Kit in an effort to reset the Windows password for this account however unfortunately I can only see Domain user accounts listed in Trinity. If anybody knows how to use Trinity to reset a local user account whilst a computer is a Domain member can you please let me know?

Alternatively if anybody knows of another method that will enable me to logon as the local computer administrator please share your wisdom?

Any help will be greatly appreciated.

Kind Regards,

Davo
 

A:Trying to reset local account password whilst computer is a Domain member

We can't assist you with some aspects of this due to restrictions in the rules about passwords. We most certainly cannot help with no allow any discussion of methods for accomplishing the task.

But, you certainly should be able to log on as local administrator. The password should be known by you or whoever set it up. It could possibly be a blank. If you have legitimate access to the machine, the passwords should be supplied to you by someone in IT that set this up or is aware of the setup.

How is it that neither you nor anyone else seems to know the needed passwords?
 

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HI 
Often when users install Windows, generally they setup a local user (administrator) and then they configure the domain account. After configuring the domain account users usually never login onto our Local User Account. Sometimes user needs to login onto the local user account for different reasons. For e.g. Domain account password expired and users needs to logon onto computer for accessing data or sending mails, browsing internet. It happens many of the times that because users have not used the local account users tend to forget local user account password. In that case many users reformat the machine.
But ideally spending time on reformatting the machine may not be a good option. So, how do we reset the password of the locked account? We have a solution for this problem. The solution is using DaRT. DaRT stands for Diagnostics and Recovery Toolkit.
Microsoft Diagnostics and Recovery Toolset is a core component of the Desktop Optimization Pack for Software Assurance, a suite of advanced technologies designed to improve desktop manageability and security and decrease total cost of ownership (TCO).
 
 
Step 1: Obtain the Diagnostics and Recovery Toolset 6.0 and create the recovery cd using ERD Commander Boot Wizard based upon WinPE or obtain the CD from the Local IT.
Step 2: Boot the target machine using the DaRT Recovery CD
Select No for NetStart, we don’t require the network connectivity.
Step 3: Select the appropriate lan... Read more

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I am setting up my own small network that include the following configuration :

Server : Windows 2000 Server with active directory
Clients : 5 clients

My question is :

Is there an easier way have the existing local account converted to active directory account.

Objective :

I want to be able to have the current user of the pc sign-on to an active directory account and be able to have all the access to the existing applications, email(outlook express), bookmarks etc. which have been there in the local pc before the active dierctory upgrade.

I found that once I log in the local pc to the active directory domain, everything start fresh. The "my document" is empty. Cant see all the setting/folders which have been set up before the conversion to active directory.

Appreciate any suggestion.

Thx
OzzieGUY
 

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Hi, for a neighbour up the road, there son is seriously ill and in recovery (brain damage). He has a tablet running Windows 8 or 8.1 with a Microsoft account which sadly none of them know the password. They wish to access the tablet in the hope of showing him pictures to aid in recovery.

Normally if it was a PC I would quiet happily transfer all of the data off using a caddy or USB CD rom/ boot disk but this doesn't seem possible at the moment.

Is there a way to access the user account, or downgrade back to a local without actually logging in? netplwiz?

Possible chance of doing a forget password if the account is linked to his mobile.

Thanks, James

A:Windows MS account, revert to local account without psword

Originally Posted by PuG


Possible chance of doing a forget password if the account is linked to his mobile.



I would try this route first. You will find out right away if the account is linked. Also there is less chance of scrambling something on the machine. Once you can log in then it is trivial if you want to switch to a non MS account. If online doesn't seem to handle it try calling customer service for Outlook. They must have a record of the IP for the device and you should be able to come up with some method of verifying identity so they can clear the password for you.

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I tried to see Skype Video on Windows 10. Huge mistake.
It asked me for a Windows Account. (I just finished understanding what Google Account means).
I happened to have a Windows Account. I entered it and it accepted it.
It then asked that I must also change the password that I use for my profile on my desktop.
I obliged and sacrificed my simple password as it required a strong password.
So now I have a Windows password and my strong user profile password.
I rebooted. Big headache for the past two hours.
Neither passwords worked to let me in my profile (which has Administrator privilege).
I logged in as Administrator, went to Control Panel, Users accounts, hoping that being logged in as Local Admin, I can change the password of my profile. I can see my profile user account, but there is no way to change its password, only to delete or change to ordinary user.
I changed my Windows account password via my mobile.
Still, I can't log in to my profile.
Would somebody kindly help? or should I just dump Windows 10 and move on to Mac?

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I recently got a computer and the person it came from has passed on. I tried starting the computer in safe mode which usually works but when I go into safe mode it go to a log on page and still needs a password for safe mode how do I get around this password to get into the computer?
 

A:Forgotten Password Windows XP

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Hi, today i repaired my laptop hp pavilion g6. I didn't used it for 2 years, and i forgotten the password for login. What should I do?

A:forgotten windows password

Hi marijana.You need to have the Windows 8 install media available.Start your PC off the (Disk|USB|HDD) that contains the install mediaOnce loaded, press Shift+F10. This will open a command promptRun the following commands in order:diskpart
list volOnce you find the right volume (your C: drive (it may have a different drive letter)), run exitNow, run D: where D is your drive letter.Run cd \Windows\System32Run ren Utilman.exe Utilman_old.exeRun copy cmd.exe Utilman.exeRebootOnce you get to the logon screen, click the Accessibility Options icon. Once the Command Prompt opens, run these commands, replacing user_to_change with the user you want to reset the password of:net user user_to_change *Enter a new password, enter it again (you won't see it) and log in. You can now go back to C:\Windows\System32 and delete the Utilman.exe that we made, and rename Utilman_old.exe to Utilman.exe 

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Greetings:
I have inherited a Dell Latitude E5500 laptop. It was previously used in a business environment.  The person who gave it to me did not know the password and there is no way I can get it. I tried "Log In to My PC Now", which I had successfully used before on a personal computer, but with this business laptop, I was not able to erase passwords like I was able to do with the personal computer. 
 
I'm thinking my only option left is to buy and install a new operating system via boot-to-disk which I assume will wipe clean the old Windows XP-Pro. Yes? No?
 
Thanks for your attention.

A:Forgotten password Windows XP-Pro

You can try booting into the built in Administrator account by pressing CTRL-ALT-DEL twice at the Welcome screen. By default it has no password. From there, go to Control Panel, User Accounts and change the passwords or create yourself a new account and delete the others.
 
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is there a program that you can make that in case u forget ur windows password u can press a command like ctrl+alt+shift+L and then u can log in or something in case u forget ur password i would wana reformat eachtime i forget my password
 

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i have forgotten my pasword for windows xp proffetional its on my dell lattitude d500 all stock it has 3 accounts 1 was for guest users another was for school and the other was the administrative file now i used it at school but when i did that the school tech personell hadd to add some software to my computer and create new acounts i said ok but any way afterwards i couldnt log into my administrator acount i asked the tech person who helped with the system and they said they didnt change the pasword nor did the remember it i now dont remember my password nor do i know what it started with now may dad is mad at me and im not gonna reformat because there are files on the admin acount that i cannot lose asif my life depended on it

when she created the other acounts she did not give me acces to any thing i coulnt change the password on any acount and here are some things i tryed that dint work

the dos prompt didnt work because she locked that up
regedit was disabled to those users i coulnt install any thing into programfiles and some installers required admin acces when i asked here why she did that she replyed i was setting it up asif i was doing one of the school issued laptop
 

A:Windows XP password forgotten

Can you put the hard drive into another computer, as a second drive, and boot from the alternate machines main drive?

Then you could access your files.

Save them to the alternate computer, THEN reformat your original HDD, since all of your data will be safe on the alternate system.
 

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I am trying to help my neighbor recover pictures from an old pc and he has forgotten the password. When the login box comes up I tried the alt-ctrl-del twice with no avail. It says that the neighbor is still logged in and I cannot proceed further. He does not have the Windows XP operating system disk either. Is there any way to bypass this? If not and I find an installation disk for Windows XP and try a repair will that work? Or if I totally reinstall Windows XP can we still retrieve the photos from the old computer? As a last resort I told him he could probably take it to Geek Squad or someone like them and perhaps they could recover for him. Any ideas???? Any information would be appreciated. The computer in question has not been used for about 10 years and is extremely slow. Thanks for any help.

A:Forgotten password Windows XP

A clean reinstall of XP will wipe out anything on the hard drive so NO, you will not be able to retrieve the photos if you go that route.
A repair install will leave the personal files. I've never lost anything with a repair install. HOWEVER, be aware that things can go wrong and it *might* wipe out everything.
Does the computer have another user account set up on it that is not password protected? If there is, reboot and retrieve the pictures using the other account.
We sympathize with your situation. Though your question about passwords is most likely legitimate, there are those who would pretend to need such assistance in order to gain unauthorized access to a computer not owned by them. We have no way of confirming ownership or if someone is being truthful with us. As such we don't provide step by step instructions but we certainly can help you find the information you seek.
 

This article describes the Microsoft policy about missing, lost, forgotten, or incorrect passwords...Microsoft support engineers cannot help you retrieve passwords of files and features in Microsoft products that are lost or forgotten.

Microsoft policy about lost or forgotten passwords
You can refer to these Microsoft articles.Forgotten Password Instructions provided by Microsoft:
How to log on to Windows XP if you forget your password or if your password expires
Forgotten your Windows XP Home password? - Part 1: Introduction
Forgotten your Windows XP Home password? - Part 2: Using a password... Read more

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In trying to keep my 15 year old off of my computer, I set a password in Windows. Before I could write it down, I was distracted, now I cannot even get into Windows. I don't have the Windows disk either, how can I bypass this to reset or delete this password.
 

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Welcome to TSG...

Sorry, the the TSG rules don't allow us to offer any help on lost or forgotten passwords, as we can not verify the actual circumstances. I hope you understand...
 

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I have tried every article found on the net on how to reset my windows password, but nothing is working!!! How do you guys recommend to reset a windows password when there is only 1 account, hidden admin is disabled, safe mode requires password, and no boot disc? Oh yeah, and if I insert the install disc and try to repair, I CONSTANTLY get an error.
 

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I have forgotten my windows 7 password so that i cant able to login,is it possible to recover my password or is it possible to change my password..Thanks in advance.!

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Sorry but we are unable to help you. The forum rules forbid help with password circumvention


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